For one fan of the New York Mets, this was especially true. That fan was so moved by a handwritten condolence letter that the team's manager, Terry Collins sent his mother that he uploaded it to Reddit, where it's proved popular with other baseball fans.
"My dad and I watched the Mets together for my whole life," the unnamed Reddit user wrote. "He died 9 months ago. Somehow, the team found out, and Terry Collins sent this to my mother."
"Dear Kate," Collins' note reads, "Just got a note about the passing of your husband last fall. Sorry to be so late but mail moves slowly here. I know Pete was a big Mets fan and will be missed. Hopefully this finds you doing well and looking forward. My condolences, and if I can help in any way, let me know."
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Collins' own father, Loren "Bud" Collins, died in February at age 95. Collins , 66, was himself very close with his father, and according to Sports Illustrated, Collins spent the majority of the off season with his father.